Fairfax County Park Authority garden plots have reopened. All 671 garden are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is available nearby. The parking lots are staffed and will open only to accommodate gardeners. Other park amenities that are currently closed remain closed.
All garden plot rules apply except for active gardening deadlines. For example, gardeners must sanitize water hydrants after using them, and no tools may be shared. These guidelines are intended to protect both gardeners and our staff.
Gardeners are expected to comply with all COVID 19 health and social distancing requirements.
We ask that gardeners:
Thank you for your support and your patience. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to Pam Smith at 703-642-5173 or via email at Pamela.Smith2@fairfaxcounty.gov or at Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov
The Fairfax County Park Authority rents more than 650 garden plots in nine county parks on an annual basis to Fairfax County residents. Gardeners who keep their plots in compliance are offered renewal leases for subsequent years.
Complete and submit the form on this page to add your name to the wait list for a garden plot. You may choose more than one park.
Please keep in mind:
Use the form above to sign up to rent a garden plot through the Fairfax County Park Authority. The date you submit your request will be kept in our database. When a plot becomes available, you will be emailed in turn (first on the list, first notified). If you are not reachable or if you have not accepted the plot within the time frame designated in your offer (usually 4 or 5 days), the vacant plot will be given to the next person on the list and your name will be removed.
Size: Most plots are approximately 20' x 30'.
Cost: The annual rental fee is $130, which includes a shared water supply. An exception is Eakin Park, where there is no water supply and plots rent for $125 per year.
Read the Garden Plot Rules and Guidelines before signing up for a garden plot so that you fully understand the commitment you are making. All garden plot renters are obligated to meet established deadlines, to actively garden in the plot during the season and to keep weeds under control. Fall and winter crops are encouraged. Site checks are conducted throughout the year to ensure compliance.
For information on availability of leaf or wood mulch, call the Fairfax County Mulch Hotline at 703-324-5995.
Contact the Garden Plot Coordinator, Patricia Dietly, at
Patricia.Dietly@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-642-0128 (TTY Va. Relay 711).
The Fairfax County Garden Plot Program is administered by the Community Horticulture Office at:
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Please note that front desk staff at Green Spring Gardens cannot process garden plot payments or assign plots. These tasks must go through the Garden Plot Coordinator.
If you are a current garden plot renter and would like to be part of a volunteer effort to monitor and remove encroaching vegetation from your park, please contact the Garden Plot Coordinator. Programs are currently underway at Pine Ridge and Nottoway Parks.
Please report theft or other illegal activity at garden plot sites to the Fairfax County Police at the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, or the Fairfax County Police Department's online Citizen Reporting System. Garden Plot renters are asked to file a Fairfax County Park Authority Incident Report if applicable. Please contact the Garden Plot Coordinator for additional information.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035